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-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. the white house will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's role in libya. that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> new today gays and lesbians can openly enlist and serve in the united states military for the first time in history. after months of preparations, the repeal of don't ask, don't tell took place overnight. the policy officially ended at 12:01 this morning. to celebrate, gay rights activists gathered in northwest washington for a new year's eve style countdown. meanwhile, one u.s. navy officer lieutenant gary ross celebrated by marrying his longtime partner in vermont at midnight. ross says he plans to have a full career in the military. >> it is now 6:07. 64 degrees. labored breathing ]
addressing the united nations general assembly in new york. among the issues up for discussion are nuclear safety and peace in the middle east. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon opened the session wednesday by referring to the nuclear accident at the fukushima daiichi plant. >> nuclear accidents do not respect national borders. we need global action. we need strong international safety standards to prevent future disasters. >> u.s. president barack obama expressed his objections to palestinian's statehood bid for full u.n. membership. he said the country's independence will only be achieved through dialogue with israel and that there can be no shortcut. the debates at the assembly will continue until next tuesday. >>> top nuclear envoys from north and south korea have met for the first time in two months to discuss resuming the stalled six-party talks on the north's nuclear program. south korean delegate wi san nak and north korea's vice foreign minister ri yong ho met for three hours in beijing on wednesday. ri said the north must halt its uranium enrichment program and accept inspection
for new york to attend the united nations general assembly and other events. lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition parties question officials from the financial services commission over the recent savings banks scandal on the second day of the annual audits of government ministries. a report says north korea has carried out cyber attacks on south korea's national health and welfare database system more than 40 times this year. that's nearly four times the figure in 2010. and standard and poor's cuts italy's long and short-term sovereign debt ratings by one notch citing the country's weakening growth prospects. hello and welcome. in seoul,... i'm eoh jin- joo. and i'm devin whiting. president lee myung-bak left for the united states on tuesday... to attend the un general assembly... as well as a high-level nuclear safety meeting in new york. on the sidelines of the meetings,... president lee will hold summit talks with other heads of state and make a stop in seattle before returning home on saturday. arirang's yoo ji-hae tells us more. president lee myung-bak left for new
before the united nations general assembly this week and arguing against a u.n. vote on palestinian state hood. some say the speech was an attempt to court jewish voters ahead of a tough reelection bid in 2012, lost last week and supposedly safe house seat in a heavily jewish new york city congressional district raised questions about the level of support that obama has with the traditionally democratic group. we're back with dan henninger and dorothy rabinowicz. and fred steven joins the panel. has the president been anti-israel? >> yes, yes, he has. >> paul: how so? >> begin with the hostility towards benjamin netanyahu, who is the prime minister of israel. a number of meetings in which netanyahu was ushered out the back door, occasions when he was publicly berated by senior administration officials and a speech earlier this year, in which he created a formula in you which israel was expect today withdraw from territories about actually getting an end, the conflict with the palestinians and what you've seen in the last few days with the speech, at the u.n. is more of a reflection of a p
and attend the united nations general assembly. the prime minister will speak to world leaders about nuclear safety and scheduled to meet separately with u.s. president barack obama. noda will hold talks with the south korean president for the first time since becoming prime minister. noda said he wants to discuss north korea's nuclear program and abduction of japanese nationals and added that he hopes to confirm japan, south korea and the united states will cooperate to resolve these issues. >>> sources close to noda say japan and south korea are likely to agree on the resurvegs of negotiations toward an economic partnership agreement for free trade and investment. south korea has also made a formal request for talks with japan regarding korean women forced to work in military brothels during world war ii a. treaty signed between japan and south korea when relations were normalized in 1965 stipulates that south korea waves the right to request any form of compensation. however, south korea's constitutional court ruled last month that it's unconstitutional for the government to make no speci
united nations general assembly where the palestinian authority plans to seek u.n. recognition of a state in the west bank, gaza strip, and east jerusalem. at least 1 people have and killed in a bomb attack in northwest pakistan. a police say a device went off a bank during a funeral for a local tribal elder in a village. of the villagers were pro- government and formed an anti- taliban militia. now for the global economy. five of the world's leading central banks, including the u.s. federal reserve and bank of england, are taking coordinated action to try to help bolster the financial system. they will provide commercial banks with new loans to help ease funding pressures. it comes out as the head of the international monetary fund says the world is in a dangerous new phase which needed bold leadership, and she accused politicians of being indecisive. more details on what today's actions will mean. >> on a day of gloomy forecasts, a concerted move by the world's most powerful central banks. short-term loans are going to be made available to commercial banks. there had been growing concer
nations general assembly. this comes as abbas shows no signs of backing down for full u.n. statehood, a move that the u.s. plans to veto. abbas is expected to offer his membership application as early as today. again, the u.s. expected to veto. >>> still ahead on "way too early," after a week of international hand wringing, jon stewart comes up with a solution. we'll show you the clip that just might bring peace in our time. >>> plus, the st. louis cardinals with an epic ninth inning choke. what's worse, it was a choke to the mets who honestly are barely a professional team at this point. the night in baseball and check on weather when "way too early" comes back. i want healthy skin for life. [ female announcer ] improve the health of your skin with aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. the natural oatmeal formula improves skin's health in one day, with significant improvement in 2 weeks. i found a moisturizer for life. [ female announcer ] only from aveeno. i found a moisturizer for life. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if w
who gave me his reaction to the day's events. >> when you hear speeches of the united nations general assembly, particularly when there's strong emotions attached to those speeches, it's not surprising that they seem very far apart about the u.n. has asked them to come back into a negotiation with a scheduled time table and in particular with a proposal that they present a comprehensive plan on borders and security to be key issues within three months and although there's a lot of obviously strong rhetoric in the general assembly, there is belief that now is the time to get back into the negotiations. >> but we still have the palestinians talking about settlements and israelis talking about security. two ships crossing in the night. >> what's the best way of dealing with it? deal with both issues quickly. the key thing about the quartet statement today is not all the preamble and so on but the fact that it says that within three months of beginning this then we have comprehensive proposals on borders which includes settlements and security which includes all the israeli concerns. >> t
of the united nations general assembly. housing starts are also on tuesday. that is the total of new residential units that began construction last month. wednesday, the nation's realtors report the number of homes in august. also, federal reserve market committee opens up the monthly meeting extended from two days to one after device sieve debate. >> this 10,500-square-foot home on malibu's exclusive billionaire beach is for sale this weekend. with a minimum bid of $22 million, a loss of 65%, by the way, this mansion is the most expensive home ever to be put on the block in the united states. a sign that the housing market's collapse deflated even the most wealthy neighborhoods. bidders, of course, must be preapproved. >>> my guest next week, president bill clinton. have is a good weea good week, i'll see you next weekend.
.wgbh.org >> charlie: all eyes are on the united nations general assembly this week, the tensions in the middle east will likely dominate conversation. they will se membership as a u.n. member stat it will be vetoed by the united states. also on the agenda will be the arab spring, iran'nuclear program and the famine in africa. we begin our program th the british foreign secretary, william hague, a close ally of the prime minister and a key memberment i'm proud to have the foreign secretary at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you very much. it's good to be here. >> charlie: it's fair to ay the question of the state hood by the palestinians is that most intensely debated subject of this united nations general assembly. where do you think it is? >> well, it is as is well-known as president abbas has said he will submit an application of full membership and to go to the security council. this is somebody set out in his speech at the end of this week. what is happening is of course we're all talking bit, we're all negotiating about it, we're all putting pressure behind the scenes, in our
is back in new york city for the united nations general assembly. we talked with him earlier today at his hotel about the issues facing iran and the united states. welcome to new york city and the united states. you're here for the united nations general assembly. everyone here in america is interested in the status of the two hikers. what is their status today? >> in the name of the almighty, the most gracious and the most merciful. first, allow me to greet all of your viewers and wish the all mighty's blessings upon everyone. the hikers are doing fine and they're living in fairly good conditions and i do hope that they soon they will be freed. >> charlie: you announced they would be freed and then a cour said no. at happened? >> it i not that the court said something against what i had said. the court indicated that they have to go through the due process. and god willing, they will be freed. >> charlie: when? >> in the next few days. >> charlie: the idea was you would have them released prior to your arrival here. as a humanitarian gesture, notwithstanding the fact they have always
comes as iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad speaks at the united nations general assembly today. he is expected to talk about global management and a reform of the united nations. now, president obama addressed the assembly yesterday saying now is not the time to grant palestine's request for statehood. the president says an independent palestine need to emerge from peace negotiations with israel. >>> the names of two fallen firefighters are going to be added to a san francisco memorial today. lieutenant vince perez and firefighter paramedic tony valerio were killed while fighting a house fire that june. their funeral was the largest in san francisco in six decades. their names will be displayed at the line of duty memorial wall dedication at the fire department's headquarters. >>>6:06, hopefully clearing up soon. >> i think we'll clear up nicely except at the coast. more fog there meaning we are going to keep the temperatures cooler at the beaches and probably just inside the bay. still, if you are headed around the bay area, watch out for dense fog thick at the coastline. and insi
is unthinkable. >> if you were president and you had to deal with the united nations general assembly vote in the coming days that would call for the creation of a palestinian state, what would you do about it? >> you start a long time ago. this would have been avoided or. >> kevin: been avoided in my view had the president made it clear from the very outset that we stand by israel. that we lock arm and arm. instead, the president tried to communicate to the palestinians and others that support their effort that, well, there may be some distance between us and israel. look, you stand by your allies. you show that you're united. that's the best way to keep people from taking adventurous activity. >> good luck, governor. we'll stay in close touch. >> thanks, wolf. good to be with you. >> why is newt gingrich comparing himself to bill clinton, jimmy carter and george mcgovern? you're going to find out next. # are you curious about new ideas? do you want to learn a new language, or just a new word? maybe you want to know more about anatomy, or astronomy. you could master something new, or unco
controversial leader to address the united nations general assembly took the stage today. senior correspondent eric shawn reports on the dramatic appearance of iran's president. >> reporter: he appeared to be praying before he ascended the u.n. podium. when he did, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad predictably used his starry moment to tend the world's problems on united states and israel, what he calls the zionist state. when he again questioned 9/11, that prompted the two american delegates to walk out. >> who used the mysterious 9/11 incident to attack afghanistan and iran. killing, injuring and displacing millions in two countries. >> reporter: they turned out not to be the only ones who had enough. the french high-tailed it when he questioned the holocaust. as he continued, there was a flow of pinstripes heading for the exits. giving ahmadinejad the ultimate diplomatic snub. they missed him implying that usama bin laden was murdered to cover up the truth. >> instead of finding him, the fact-finding team they killed the main perpetrator. and through his body -- pushed his body in the s
's speech to the united nations general assembly... at half past midnight thursday, korea time,... 3:30 p.m. wednesday, gmt and 11:30 a.m. eastern. the two koreas' efforts in beijing to create an agreeable atmosphere... to reopen the six-party nuclear talks have failed. the top negotiators, however, said they saw the discussions as positive. arirang's choi you-sun has the details. the two koreas, yet again, were unsuccessful to agree on the resumption of the six-party talks to denuclearize north korea. but the chief negotiators from both sides have called wednesday's talks in beijing "constructive" and "useful," in resolving the north's nuclear issue through the multilateral dialogue, involving the two koreas, the us, china, russia and japan. following the meeting held in bali two months ago, south korea's top nuclear envoy wi sung -lac and his north korean counterpart ri yong-ho held two rounds of discussions in beijing, where wi laid out a set of pre-dialogue conditions, endorsed by the south, the us and japan. the trilateral demands include the north halting its uranium enrichment prog
north of here in new york where the united nations general assembly is meeting. the big issue is the changing face of the middle east and what to do about the palestinians. at this hour, president obama is scheduled to meet with the head of the palestinian authority and senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler reports the president admitted earlier things have not worked out as he had hoped. >> a year after telling the u.n. general assembly it might be able to recognize a new state of palestine at this session, president obama admitted his disappointment. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i assure you, so am i. the question isn't the goal that we seek. the question is how do we reach that goal? >> mr. obama also said the u.n. can't resolve the issues standing in the way of palestinian statehood. >> ultimately, it's the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them. on borders and on security. on refugees and jerusalem. >> his aides have already said the u.s. will veto a security counci
world leaders are coming to new york for the 66th annual united nations general assembly. secretary of the state, hillary clinton, is here in new york. she is working furiously to try to avoid a high stakes international clash, international clash i should say, over palestinian statehood. the palestinian authority president said today he will submit an application for statehood to the united nations security council on friday. joinsing us here in new york is our senior united nation's correspondent richard roth. richard, walk us through as the stakes are really enormous right now, what we expect will happen in the coming days. >> we got a big clue today that meeting you just saw of secretary-general with the leader of the palestinians. according to the u.n., abass will submit for the u.n. friday h which is win the palestinians plan to speak. so nothing is expected unless there is dramatic development until friday. he seems intend ease told the u.n. in effect going to the security council where the united states veto does loom. the british foreign secretary today saying maybe you don
to visit the united states on september 20th... to attend the united nations general assembly... and a high -level nuclear safety city... and also stop by seattle on the way back... for a meeting with korean residents there. during his three-day stay in new york,... president lee is to make an official visit to the un headquarters,... celebrating korea's 20th anniversary since joining the organization,... and deliver a keynote speech at the 66th un general assembly. there, he is expected to express korea's commitment to support the un's efforts to promote peace and security, democracy, and human rights,... while proposing his vision on pursuing "ecosystemic development" internationally. ecosystemic development is a new model for market economy president lee proposed in his liberation day speech on august 15th... referring to narrowing the social gap, instead of increasing it, and seeking a humane society in which people embrace each other. the korean leader will also attend a dinner hosted by un secretary-general ban ki-moon... to exchange views on current international issues and pending m
economy. looking at live pictures from the united nations general assembly. we have already seen protests in the street outside of the u.n. over his very appearance. we'll take that live when it begins. >>> the topic ahmadinejad could weigh in on today is palestinian statehood as well. it is a proposal we are expecting to hear tomorrow when the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas addresses the united nations. so how do you have a state without borders, right? our fionnuala will take a look at finding those dividing lines in jerusalem. >> reporter: more than 0 years ago the late yasser arafat declared a palestinian state. it didn't happen. so why is israel worried now? well, precisely because of places like this. this settlement on the 1967 borders and juxtapositions between jerusalem to my left and ramallah behind me, just some ten miles apart. this hill top has been the site of many a strategic battle between israel and arab nations. prize -- jerusalem. today a different kind of battle is being played out in the valleys below. the separation barrier divides israeli from palestinian literall
another story -- 193 nations meeting today at the united nations general assembly in new york. but there is one -- one speaker, that's set to take the stage and is certain to spark a bit of controversy. with gadhafi gone perhaps the most controversial figure at this week's united nations general assembly meeting is now iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. he's set to take stage at the u.n., a platform he's used before to spark both outrage and fear. in 2006, he famously denied the holocaust. at colombia university in 2007, he claimed there were in gays in iran. in 2009 he denied the holocaust again causing many u.n. delegates to walk out. and last year, ahmadinejad implied 9/11 could have been an inside job by the united states. but beyond ahmadinejad's words, iran's actions matter to the u.s. because iran proves itself, time and time again, to be a dang dangerous wild card in a volatile region. just in the past year, iran resisted the arab spring, launching attacks on protesters. it was reminiscent of the violent response to iran's green revolution in 2009 when iranians cam
will also be in the us next week to attend the united nations general assembly... and a high -level nuclear safety meeting in new york city... and also stop by seattle on the way back... for a meeting with korean residents there. stand-up "korea's top office said... president lee's state visit to the us will serve as an opportunity for the two nations to further enhance their alliance... as it will take place at a time... when the relations are stronger than ever based on the trust and cooperation between the two leaders. yoo ji-hae, arirang us deputy defense secretary nominee ashton carter claims... north korea's missile and wmd programs pose a direct and serious threat to washington's allies... and have the potential to be a direct threat to the us homeland. kim yeon-ji reports. deputy defense secretary nominee ashton carter has stressed that north korea's missiles and wmd programs pose a direct and serious threat to washington and its allies. in a written statement to congress ahead of a confirmation hearing at the senate armed services committee on tuesday, carter said the us must close
nations' general assembly in new york. before his address, he's expected to meet with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas trying to head off a mideast diplomatic showdown at the u. n.. abbas is pushing ahead for his campaign for palestinian state hood there. >>> yesterday, world leaders pledged to take action to prevent millions of deaths from cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease. the leaders at the general assembly's first ever meeting on chronic disease promised to tackle them. however, they never answered exactly how they plan to go about doing that. the pentagon says the number of american troops in iraq will fall to roughly 40,000 by the end of this month. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mike mullen says the reduction puts the military on track to meet its goal by withdrawing all troops from iraq by the end of the year. there's no word on when the estimated 100,000 private security contractors will remain in the country. >>> another battle in the senate over disaster aid now. majority leader harry reid will try this week to add nearly $7 billion in disaster aid funding to
spoke before the united nations general assembly, this amidst a very tense atmosphere. [ indiscernible ] >> ahmadinejad blamed the u.s., europe and israel for creating the global recession. he also questioned the holocaust an event he has widely denounced. several countries left the assembly hall with the u.s. delegation being the first to leave this after ahmadinejad called the september 11th attacks mysterious. >>> two hikers in the meantime released from iran are resting in oman this morning but not before reuniting with loved ones there last night. josh fattal and shane bauer embraced their loved ones just yesterday. the court found them guilty of spying after they crossed into iran while hiking in iraq but a judge granted their release after oman paid a million dollars. >>> a nasa satellite on a collision course with earth. where nasa says it will not fall. >>> and will arnold tell all? the details about his new book and autobiography. >>> some major changes headed to facebook all revealed in the last hour or so. we'll have the latest in what you can expect coming up. >>> hi, i'm
to do, look at the traffic in new york city to know that the united nations general assembly is underway. >> absolutely. because the streets are clogged. president obama and the new libyan leadershiping for face-to-face talks at the united nations and the stakes could note be higher. moammar gadhafi reportedly starving citizens. the president arrived in new york yesterday. front and center at the united nations. cnn senior correspondent, u.n. correspondent, i should say, richard roth joins us this morning. so this would be the first face-to-face meeting between president obama and the national transitional council? >> a good deferment for the obama administration, able to champion at that meeting and with the other diplomats, their way did work, although fighting remains. and helps solidify this new government in libya. the flag actually flew over the united nations monday for the first time, removing that green gadhafi flag. jaleel, of the national council, will be there and libya will have to set out what kind of government it will be. helping transportation igsly with idea, a big oper
leaders, gathered for the united nations general assembly meeting. >> he has a full schedule sitting down with ten world leaders, sarah simmons back in studio with more. >>> well, among those ten world leaders he is meeting, president obama with heads of israel and palestinian authority he is hoping to avoid a diplomatic show down between them palestinian president, is said to ask the un to recognize palestine as an independent country president obama will try to convince the palestinian president not to make his request if he does the u.s. will be in the difficult position to use its veto. meanwhile yesterday, president obama sat down with libya's rebel leader and said the world would stand beside the libyans as they rebuild the country. >> united states lead the effort to pass a historic resolution at the security council authorizing all necessary measures to protect the libyan people. when the civilians were threat ped with a massacre we exercised that authority this is is how the international community should work in the 21st century. more nations baring the responsibility and costs
the united nations general assembly? he is scheduled, ron, to leave on late sunday. so it's about the clock and we're all waiting. back to you. >> nbc's ann curry from iran, thank you very much. >>> back here at home, searchers in utah will head out again today looking for missing mom susan powell. they will continue to dig at a shallow grave site that cadaver dogs led them to on friday. weather prevented them from continuing on friday. >>> the state of florida will determine whether to proceed with a scheduled date on friday. troy davis was convicted of killing a va vana police officer back in 1989. key witnesses have since recanted their testimony. >>> and finally, there's a new attraction at sea world in orlando. visitors to discovery cove who want to swim on the wild side can dive into sea venture, the scuba like attraction allows people to get up and close personal with sharks separated by a glass barrier. ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no glass thick enough. back to amy and scott. >> thank you. >>> checking into weather, and for that, we say hello to scott williams from the weat
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challenge is, where was the first united nations general assembly? was it, a, san francisco, b, new york, c, london, or d, geneva? stay tuned, we'll tell you the correct answer. make sure you go to cnn.com/gm for ten more questions. while you're there check out theglobalpublicsquare and find interviews and takes by some of our favorite expert. don't forget, you can follow us on twitter and facebook. i've just finished reading jack weatherford's "genghis khan and the making of the modern world." my book of the world. weatherford really makes you understand that genghis khan's territory was the roman empire of asia. he conquered the lands that make up china, russia, india, and much more. we now think of genghis khan as a barbarian, but he was a great modernizer, fascinating read. now for the last look. we all like our comforts of home, even world leaders. colonel gadhafi always traveled with his tents. queen victoria reportedly traveled with her own bed. president bush had his own pillow. but such needs almost caused a diplomatic incident this week. australia's foreign minister, kevin rudd, w
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